Trekking Tour in the wild of South India
Trekking is considered to be one of the famous
adventure sports in India. Unexplored jungles, breathtaking beauty of
the mountains and hills offer enthralling trekking routes.
Trekking has not been very common in South India, but here
we will try and explore the unexplored parts of the nature in wilds of
South India, considered to be God’s own country.
Heading out from historic port town of Cochin along
the Malabar Coast you travel along open countryside rich in plantations
of tea, coffee, cardamom, rubber and legendary pepper from which great
fortunes have been made even in ancient Rome. Your journey will be by road
and on waterways in the traditional Kettuvallom house boats, Kerala's
evocative answer to the caravans of the West. Overnight stay will be in
Camps and charming bungalows replete with atmospheric touches.
This is a suggested tour. It can be tailor made to suit
your requirements. Please contact
us for a tailor made holiday.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 01, Arrival / Cochin
Meeting and assistance on arrival and transfer to
Hotel. Evening sunset cruise. Evening free to relax at the hotel. Overnight
South India Trekking Tour - Day 02, Cochin
After breakfast proceed for Sightseeing of Cochin
with your guide and chauffer driven car. Evening Kathakali Dance Show in
a nearby theatre. Overnight at hotel.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 03, Cochin / Thattekad
After breakfast start your day’s journey and reach
Thattekad. On arrival stay at Hornbill camp. Afternoon nature walk around
the forest. Overnight at the camp.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 04, Thattekad
Today after breakfast trek through the lowland rain
forests at Edamalayar. Picinic lunch will be served under the open sky. Later
return to the camp for overnight stay.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 05, Thattekad / Munnar
After breakfast check out of hotel and drive 3.5 hrs
to Munnar. After lunch trek to the Rhodendrons grow wild at over 7000 feet
if time permits, else explore the beautiful hill station on foot. Spend overnight
in comfortable Lodge. Explore Selva Malai, trek to waterfall and pools nearby
Stargazing by the Campfire. Overnight at lodge.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 06, Munnar
Morning explore Selva Malai, trek to waterfall and
pools nearby and explore the tea gardens and also visit to some tea manufacturing
units. Evening dinner with camp fire. Overnight at lodge.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 07, Munnar / Meesapulimala
After breakfast Trek to Meesapulimala - truly the "top
of the world" where you can see the plains of Tamil Nadu and Kodaikanal across
the deep gorge. View the spectacular deep ravines of Silent Valley. Finish
Trek at Kalypso camp.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 08, Meesapulimala / Thekkady
After breakfast check out the camp and drive to Thekkady.
Evening jungle excursion by boat. Overnight at hotel
South India Trekking Tour - Day 09, Thekkady
Morning after breakfast trek into the jungles with
the naturalist. Evening jungle excursion by boat with naturalist. Overnight
South India Trekking Tour - Day 10, Thekkady / Kumarakom
Morning after breakfast drive to Kumarakom. On arrival
board your Kettuvallum Houseboat for overnight Stay. Whole day cruise through
the canals, lakes and the backwaters. Lunch and dinner will be served under
the open sky.
South India Trekking Tour - Day 11, – Alleppey / Cochin /
After breakfast check out of the houseboat and drive
1 hr to Cochin airport for flight to onward destination.